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The first milk of the cow after calving, is slightly purgative, which is essential to cleanse the stomach of the calf.
DOMESTIC ANIMALSRICHARD L. ALLEN
It occurs in several recipes of the Anglo-Saxon Leechdoms, as a strong and bitter purgative.
It is needless to give a purgative without bleeding, as, till this is done, it will not operate.
A TREATISE ON SHEEP:AMBROSE BLACKLOCK
Abster′gent, serving to cleanse; Abster′sive, having the quality of cleansing: purgative.
On no account should the wife herself, or in accordance with the counsel of any non-medical friend, resort to purgative drugs.
THE PHYSICAL LIFE OF WOMAN:DR. GEORGE H NAPHEYS
A gentle emetic will sometimes do this, or a saline purgative.
As a purgative they use the grains of the maguacate, and as a febrifuge the cenicilla (teraina frutescens).
Even in the small doses we now employ, it is apt to be a thorough purgative.
PSYCHOTHERAPYJAMES J. WALSH

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